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Is Shattered Glass The New Profile of A Woman For Trendy Book Covers?

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They say to never judge a book by its cover, but most of us are guilty of picking up a shiny novel just because of the awesome book cover image. It’s hard not to be enticed by a particularly cool graphic or just the right picture to whet your appetite. Book covers are works of art in and of themselves, pulling in the audience and setting the stage for the reading experience to come.  But if you’ve browsed enough bookstores, you start to notice that some of the covers look alike. Maybe it’s a bold print, or a similar type of photo, but soon you’re recognizing the same images in book after book. It makes sense: just like with fashion,…

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My Cousin Rachel — Read it Before You See it!

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It’s all about secrets and suspicion in My Cousin Rachel, a new movie out June 9 with Fox Searchlight Pictures. Based on the 1951 novel by Daphne du Maurier, the story is a psychological thriller where we’re never quite sure what exactly is going on. But at the heart of the mystery is one compelling question: is Rachel actually evil? Our only suggestion is pick up the book and dive into the story, before you hit the theater! My Cousin Rachel stars (the very dreamy!) Sam Claflin as Philip, a young man who’s extremely close to the cousin who helped raise him. But while away for his health, that cousin mysteriously dies after marrying a woman named Rachel, played by Rachel Weisz.…

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The Top 10 September Books to Read as You Wait for Fall to Arrive

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Are you watching the leaves start to change colors? Are you suddenly craving pumpkin spice lattes? Do you feel that slight chill in the air? Yeah, me neither. But despite the 80 degree heat and the lingering lethargy of summer, it’s officially September. Which means back-to-school season, country fair time, and the slow start of fall. While we all wait for those crisp autumn days to show up, here are the 10 books we can’t wait to get our hands on in September: Crooked Kingdom, Leigh Bardugo (Henry Holt and Co., September 27, 2016) Bardugo follows up last year’s young adult fantasy heist novel, Six of Crows, with this action-packed sequel. What will become of Kaz, the gang, and the…

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